insignificant Definition

  • 1unimportant; having little or no impact
  • 2too small or unimportant to be worth consideration

Using insignificant: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "insignificant" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The difference in price is insignificant.

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    The error was insignificant and did not affect the results.

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    He felt that his work was insignificant and unappreciated.

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    The company's contribution to the charity was insignificant compared to their profits.

insignificant Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with insignificant

  • a humorous term for a person's romantic partner who is not considered important or significant


    I'm going out with my insignificant other tonight, just to have some fun.

  • a very small or negligible quantity of something


    The cost of the repairs was an insignificant amount compared to the value of the property.

  • insignificant details

    small or unimportant aspects of something that do not have a significant impact on the overall outcome


    The report included many insignificant details that were not relevant to the main findings.

Origins of insignificant

from Latin 'in-' meaning 'not' and 'significare' meaning 'to signify'


Summary: insignificant in Brief

The term 'insignificant' [ˌɪnsɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt] refers to something that is unimportant, trivial, or too small to be worth consideration. It can describe differences, errors, work, or contributions, as in 'The difference in price is insignificant.' 'Insignificant' extends into phrases like 'insignificant other,' and 'insignificant amount,' denoting humor and small quantities, respectively.

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